05 Feb 2024
Weekly Sports report – Week 4 - Hilary W/C: Monday 29 th January

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Weekly Sports report – Week 4 - Hilary W/C: Monday 29 th January

Hockey Well done to the 1st XI for their nail biting, 4 - 3 victory over RGS High Wycombe in Round 2 of the National Cup but it was a challenging weekend on the Hockey field for most, however, a significant number of matches, both against Bromsgrove and local rivals Radley, went down to the wire. The 1st XI fell 2 goals behind Radley early in the first half of their clash. A good level of composure and determination displayed by the 1st XI allowed them to claw their way back into the match and hold Radley to a 2-all draw.


All 3x netball teams played vs Headington on Wednesday. The girls took to the courts with confidence and came away with 3x very comfortable wins, including the mighty 3rd team winning an impressive 32-7! The 1st netball team played with their usual commitment and flair at the regional tournament on Saturday. They were up against strong competition and acquitted themselves very well with 3 wins, 2 losses, and a fine draw against Hurstpierpoint college who went on to the finals play-offs. Players player - Grace Durand. Coach’s players - Bessie Chalmers, Romilly Middlemiss, Eleanor Surrey.


In a thrilling encounter, the Girls' 1st XI secured a commanding 4-1 victory over Shiplake College, highlighted by a sensational wonder goal from Isabelle Martin. Martin's free kick from just past the halfway line left spectators in awe. Magdalen's other goals were netted by Honor, Sarah, and the standout performer of the match, Lucille Heard, who earned the well-deserved title of Player of the Match. Meanwhile, the boys' senior fixtures against Shiplake proved to be closely contested battles. The 1st XI, despite putting up a strong fight, succumbed to a 3-1 defeat, with MCS' lone goal credited to Dan Melnikov. The 2nd XI faced a 3-0 loss, and the 3rd XI engaged in a highscoring affair, ultimately falling short with a 6-4 scoreline. Notably, Alex Mayard secured another hat-trick, marking two consecutive weeks of impressive goal-scoring prowess. In the U16As clash, Magdalen emerged triumphant with a resounding 10-0 victory over Shiplake. The comprehensive win showcased the team's skill and dominance on the field.


The U18 team lost in a tight match 63-47 away to Abingdon. MCS scored their highest total for two seasons, which bodes well for the home leg in the second half of term. On Friday 50 boys took part in the 5 th & 6th Form House Basketball Competition. Liam George scored a winning three-point basket in extra time to secure first place for Wilkinson ahead of Maltby. Rowing 7 crews attended the Wycliffe Head racing over 4.5km. The J16 quads came second and third. The J15s finished second and fourth. The senior crews came 4th, 10th and 11th. Rugby 7’s Well done to both the U16 and Senior teams in action yesterday at Pangbourne. The U16’s lost to Bloxham in their opening match, but went on to win all other matches, including a 6- 0 victory to end the day versus St Edward’s. The Seniors had a tougher afternoon with 1 win from 4, but nevertheless an enjoyable morning in preparation for tournaments later in the term.

The team of the week is the U16A Boys football